Amanda

I am the store's general manager and I love to read mystery/thrillers, true crime, memoirs, as well as feminist and social justice non-fiction books. I usually always have at least three books going at any given time -- one on my nightstand, an audiobook, and a library book. I definitely tend to pick up titles that strike my current mood. I'm also the proud mom of three cats, Mr. Oscar Wilde, Fitzgerald, and Maya. I love chai tea lattes and listening to live music. My fiance and I love to travel; one of my goals when traveling is to visit at least one library or bookstore in the town we're visiting. I prefer mountains over the beach. 

Amanda's Reviewed Picks By Category: Mystery/Thriller, Fiction, Social Issues, MemoirsPop Culture, Contemporary RomanceYA.

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The Love Hypothesis By Ali Hazelwood Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780593336823
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Published: Berkley - September 14th, 2021

This is the academic romcom we've all been waiting for. I loved the STEM setting and the diverse characters. I will definitely be picking up Ali Hazelwood's new titles! 


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The House Across the Lake: A Novel By Riley Sager Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593183199
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Published: Dutton - June 21st, 2022

You probably think you've read this story before. An unreliable narrator who drinks too much and has to take a break from society, a lake house setting, and a pair of binoculars. Basically Rear Window meets Woman in the Window. But trust me, Sager takes this common thriller trope and turns it completely on its head. I thought I had a pretty good idea of where the story was going several times, but I was very, very wrong! 


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Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup By John Carreyrou Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780525431992
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Published: Vintage - January 28th, 2020

I was late to the Elizabeth Holmes party, but this story blew my mind. It's almost too bizarre to believe. Carreyrou did a great amount of research and interviews to bring us the inside scoop of the Theranos scam. He definitely earned and deserved the Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting for this book. 


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Tell Me Everything: The Story of a Private Investigation By Erika Krouse Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250826466
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Flatiron Books - March 14th, 2023

Tell Me Everything is a more personal, less “reporting” version of Missoula by Jon Krakauer. Krauss has a unique gift of getting complete strangers to open up about heavy topics and literally tell her everything. This book was captivating and shines a spotlight on the issue of sexual assault on college campuses. 


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Book Lovers By Emily Henry Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593334836
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Published: Berkley - May 3rd, 2022

I didn't think it was possible to love Emily Henry's books any more than I already do, but here we are. Book Lovers has become my new favorite novel of hers and for so many good reasons. It's a book about books with an enemies to lovers arc set in the most picturesque small town you can imagine with accidental "Roy Kent energy" (if you know, you know.) Henry is the queen of rom-com banter and I am SO here for it.


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The Comfort Book By Matt Haig Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9780143136668
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Published: Penguin Life - July 6th, 2021

What a lovely book! Reading this felt like getting a hug from a friend when you need it most. I'll definitely be keeping this handy on my nightstand for when I need a little pick me up. This would be a great gift book for anyone in your life. We all need a little comfort, reassurance, and encouragement from time to time and The Comfort Book delivers just that.